Sit and Knit meets Wednesdays

The Wednesday Sit and Knit group is now meeting every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Buchanan Library. Everyone is invited to join the group and spend the afternoon knitting, crocheting, and getting to know each other. Basic knowledge of knitting and crocheting is the only skill needed



Buchanan Dates To Remember

  • Buchanan Town Improvement Society – Members of the Buchanan Town Improvement Society will meet on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Wilson Warehouse.


Movie at the libraries

The Botetourt County libraries will show “The Secret Life of Pets” in February.

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: What do our pets do all day when we’re not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer – whatever they want!

A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart), who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film, which was directed by Chris Renaud (“Despicable Me 2”) and Yarrow Cheney.

The movie is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.

Show times are: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4 – Blue Ridge; Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. – Eagle Rock; Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 – Fincastle; and Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 – Buchanan. All movies are free and snacks will be provided.



Buchanan Reading Challenge book logs due Jan. 31

Those who have been participating in the 2016 Reading Challenge at the Buchanan Library are reminded that their book log is due by January 31. The challenge was to read 10,000 pages in 2016. The log must have titles, authors, number of pages read in each book and your name with contact information.

The names of everyone who read 10,000 pages or more will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Nobles. The Buchanan Library Friends wants to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Reading Challenge and would let all of their readers know that The Friends of the Buchanan Library will be sponsoring another Reading Challenge for 2017.



Buchanan Book Club reorganizing

The Buchanan Library Book Club will hold a reorganizational meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the library meeting room.

Topics to be discussed include the date and time preferred for getting together, how to handle choosing books, whether all read the same book or the same type of book to discuss, refreshments, and the introduction of the 2017 Reading Challenge.

All are invited to attend. For comments or questions, call Pat Jasper at 254-1458 or 520-8076.


Buchanan Library used book sale benefits elementary school

The Friends of the Buchanan Library are holding a Benefit Used Books Sale for the Buchanan Elementary School Library at the Buchanan Public Library on February 9, 10, and 11.

The Buchanan Elementary Library is in need of funds for books and supplies for the remaining school year and the Friends are going to help by sharing the proceeds, 50/50, with the school library.

The sale will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the basement of the Buchanan Public Library. There are hundreds of used hardbacks, fiction and non-fiction, for $1, paperbacks are 50 cents, and all DVDs, VHSs, and CDs are $1 per bag.

The library is still accepting donations of used books in good condition, but please no textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held February 16, 17, and 18 at the same times. The Buchanan Library is located at 19795 Main Street, Buchanan.